NASA STTR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 T3.01-9843
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE: Energy Transformation and Multifunctional Power Dissemination
PROPOSAL TITLE: Active Radiation Shield

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC): RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):
NAME: Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories, LLC NAME: University of Tennessee
STREET: 112 Mitchell Boulevard STREET: University of Tennessee
CITY: Tullahoma CITY: Knoxville
STATE/ZIP: TN  37388 - 4002 STATE/ZIP: TN  37996 - 0001
PHONE: (931) 455-7333 PHONE: (865) 974-7870

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr. Paul Gloyer
paul.gloyer@gtlcompany.com
112 Mitchell Blvd.
Tullahoma, TN 37388 - 4002
(931) 455-7330

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr. Paul Gloyer
paul.gloyer@gtlcompany.com
112 Mitchell Boulevard
Tullahoma, TN 37388 - 4002
(931) 455-7333

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 1
End: 2

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Energy Transformation and Multifunctional Power Dissemination is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
DEC-Shield technology offers the means to generate electric power from cosmic radiation sources and fuse dissimilar systems and functionality into a structural component to create a Multi-functional Structure (MFS). DEC-Shield integrated into MFS technology can be used to generate electric power and provide radiation protection in a space vehicle; even maximizing that protection by spreading the required systems and components across the structure. GTL will develop several DEC-Shield concept designs, fabricate test articles and test them in a representative radiation environment to demonstrate proof of concept.
Further, GTL will analyze the test results and develop an optimized proof of concept DEC-Shield design.
The Phase II effort will culminate with the design, fabrication and testing of DEC-Shield prototype Demonstration Panel that incorporates electrical power generation from GCR and solar wind sources.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
GTL's Multi-functional Structure, DEC-Shield and Adaptive radiation protection technology offers means to maximize the performance of a space vehicle structure providing electric power generation from cosmic radiation, radiation protection for astronauts in space stations, space vehicles, transfer vehicles and habitats. This capability supports NASA's space and exploration programs. The DEC-Shield has the potential to provide power from cosmic and solar wind sources adding a new option for NASA space missions.
The multi-functional aspects can also be used to reduce mass and parts count in unmanned systems, which could reduce cost of NASA satellites and spacecraft.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The multi-functional aspects can also be used to reduce mass and parts count in satellites and launch vehicles (Commercial, DoD and NASA).
Multi-functional technology could also be applied in commercial aircraft to increase capability, reduce parts count and cost.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Conversion
Distribution/Management
Generation
Isolation/Protection/Radiation Shielding (see also Mechanical Systems)
Organics/Biomaterials/Hybrids
Polymers
Smart/Multifunctional Materials
Spacecraft Design, Construction, Testing, & Performance (see also Engineering; Testing & Evaluation)
Structures

Form Generated on 04-26-16 15:16